Lifetime differences, direct CP violation, and partial widths in D0 meson decays to K+K- and π+ π-

S. E. Csorna, I. Danko, K. W. McLean, Z. Xu, R. Godang, G. Bonvicini, D. Cinabro, M. Dubrovin, S. McGee, A. Bornheim, E. Lipeles, S. P. Pappas, A. Shapiro, W. M. Sun, A. J. Weinstein, D. E. Jaffe, R. Mahapatra, G. Masek, H. P. Paar, D. M. AsnerT. S. Hill, R. J. Morrison, H. N. Nelson, R. A. Briere, G. P. Chen, T. Ferguson, H. Vogel, J. P. Alexander, C. Bebek, K. Berkelman, F. Blanc, V. Boisvert, D. G. Cassel, P. S. Drell, J. E. Duboscq, K. M. Ecklund, R. Ehrlich, L. Gibbons, B. Gittelman, S. W. Gray, D. L. Hartill, B. K. Heltsley, L. Hsu, C. D. Jones, J. Kandaswamy, D. L. Kreinick, M. Lohner, A. Magerkurth, H. Mahlke-Krüger, T. O. Meyer

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We describe several measurements using the decays D0→K+K- and π+π-. We find the ratio of partial widths, Γ(D0→K+K-)/Γ (D0→π+π-), to be 2.96±0.16±0.15, where the first error is statistical and the second is systematic. We observe no evidence for direct CP violation, obtaining ACP(KK)=(0.0±2.2±0.8)% and ACP(ππ)=(1.9±3.2±0.8)%. In the limit of no CP violation we measure the mixing parameter yCP=-0.012±0.025±0.014 by measuring the lifetime difference between D0→K+K- or π+ π- and the CP neutral state, D0→K-π+. We see no evidence for mixing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)920011-920018
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number9 A
StatePublished - May 1 2002


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